[Distutils] Wheels and console script entry point wrappers (Was: Replacing pip.exe with a Python script)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 02:00:03 CEST 2013

On 17 Jul 2013 04:19, "Vinay Sajip" <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> >If I were writing a firm proposal, I'd go for something like entry
points as metadata
> My extended metadata already covers this, though I use the name "exports"
(suggested by PJE) because you can share not just code but data, and "entry
points" generally implies code. The current version of distil creates
wrappers for both gui and console scripts, and adds the appropriate native
executable wrappers (32- or 64-bit, according to the running Python) on

Yeah, originally we were going to postpone dealing with entry points to a
metadata extension (Daniel even had a proto-PEP kicking around in the
pre-JSON days).

However, I now think it makes more sense to standardise them as an
"exports" field in PEP 426. So run with the assumption that something like
that will be part of the standard metadata - either derived from
entry_points.txt for existing metadata, or specified directly for next
generation metadata.

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